World Bulletin / News Desk
Israeli forces fired a barrage of artillery shells on the southern Gaza Strip early Monday injuring five Palestinians, witnesses said, as Gaza brigades fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel.
More than ten Israeli artillery shells landed near Ammar Ibn Yasser Mosque east of Khan Younis, causing damage to the minaret and a water tower, they said.
Later Monday morning, residents said a missile was fired at Rafah by an Israeli military aircraft, with no reports of casualties.
Meanwhile, an ministry of education official Ahmad Najjar said that five schools in the southern Gaza Strip were evacuated for safety reasons.
The armed wings of Gaza's ruling Hamas movement and the Islamic Jihad group announced Monday they had fired a series of rockets at Israel, a day after an Israeli air strike that injured 10 people.
The rocket fire came after an Israeli air strike on the southern Gaza city of Rafah Sunday evening.
They says were targeting Israeli military bases in Kerem Shalom, Kissufim, Sufa and Al-Ayn in response to an airstrike on Sunday.
"In response to the injury of civilians in the most recent strike on Rafah, the Qassam Brigades and the Al-Quds Brigades fired a number of rockets at enemy military positions," Hamas's Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades armed wing said.
"This blessed operation came in response to continuous and repeated enemy crimes against our defenceless people."
Israeli strike targeted two Palestinian men who were critically wounded in the attack, which also injured eight others, including children.
The bomb was reportedly targeting thousands of Muslims under the leadership of Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi, who were rounding off a Ramadan prayers in the square.
Kosovo is locked in a battle between political parties over who should form the next government following an election six weeks ago.
The delegation will discuss providing humanitarian assistance.
Berlin urges Israel to do everything to avoid civilian casualties, after the death of 7 German-Palestinians in an air strike in Gaza.
Taiwan media said a domestic flight had crashed, killing 47 people
ICRC that international law required warring parties to distinguish between military targets and civilian objects such as schools and to protect the wounded, former combatants and detainees.
Unidentified militants opened fire on MP Sada Ali's vehicle, leaving her dead.
With so many of their countrymen dead, the Dutch have been taking a leading role in the international effort to recover and identify the bodies and investigate the cause of the crash.
Protesters defied a ban on pro-Palestine rallies against the Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, which has killed over 650 Palestinians, mainly civilians, since July 7.
Tawfiq Okasha said "The children of Israel completely control the media in Egypt."
"There is a framework... to end the violence, and that framework is the Egyptian initiative," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said at a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
"The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) condemns the forced expulsion of the Christian brothers of Iraq from their homes, cities and provinces," the group said in a statement
Firefighters used foam spray to douse the flames at the fuel storage facility, bringing the blaze under control
Iraq's politicians have been deadlocked over forming a new government since an election in April
Ukraine's military operations spokesman said the two were downed near Savur Mogila in eastern Ukraine. No details were known about the pilots.